Arsenal open talks over sensational swap deal
Arsenal have opened talks with Lyon over the transfer of Alexander Lacazette – with Olivier Giroud heading in the opposite direction, according to Le 10 Sport.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for Lacazette for some time and now it seems as though they are taking that interest further.
It was thought that Lacazette could cost somewhere in the £60m range but that would be lower if Giroud went back to France.
Giroud is often criticised but his goal return is superb for Arsenal. He is only just shy of scoring his 100th goal for the club.
He has seen his chances limited at Arsenal though and may look to move on to get more regular football at this stage of his career.
Some have doubts over Lacazette but his goal return is phenomenal. He scored 36 goals in 44 games last season.
He had previously said that Champions League football would be very important but Arsenal seem like the only remaining club that can afford him, or in the case of Atletico Madrid, actually sign him.